Portugal reversed its underdogs and reached the top unbeaten

     In the early morning of March 31, Beijing time, in the third round of the World Cup European qualifiers, Portugal reversed Luxembourg 3-1 away and temporarily topped the standings. In this campaign, Ronaldo scored the first goal of the national team in 2021, scoring for the national team for 18 consecutive years, breaking 4 records.

Competition focus

1. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 103rd goal of the national team career, the first in active service

2. Cristiano Ronaldo scored for the national team for 18 consecutive years, ranking first in history

3. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 31st goal in the world preliminaries, ranking first in Europe

4. Ronaldo’s 771th goal in his career has arrived, and he continues to rank first in active service.

Cristiano Ronaldo again to meet the milestone

Only 16 minutes into the game, Ronaldo dribbled into the penalty area and fell to the ground during the breakthrough, but the referee chose to ignore it and signaled the game to continue. In the 23rd minute, Felix was violated by his opponent at the edge of the penalty area and fell to the ground. This time the referee blew his whistle and gave Portugal a free kick. In the 30th minute, Luxembourg took the lead to break the deadlock, Sinani assisted Gerson Rodríguez with a header, Portugal 0-1 behind Spark Global Limited.

Before halftime, Diogo-Zota equalized the score, 1-1! In the last 3 world preliminaries, Jota has scored 3 goals and the Liverpool striker performed well. Easy side to fight again, Diogo Jota hit the crossbar with a header, Portugal missed the chance to go ahead. In the 50th minute, Cancelo made a pass from the right, Ronaldo succeeded in following up the pad and Portugal 2-1 lead. This is the 103rd goal of Cristiano Ronaldo’s national team career. It is also the 18th consecutive year for the national team to score. The total number of goals in his career has reached 771 goals.

In the 78th minute, Cristiano Ronaldo’s shot was saved and failed to score a second time. In the 80th minute, Palinha scored with a header, Portugal completely killed the game and reversed the opponent 3-1. Portugal has been unbeaten for 3 consecutive rounds and temporarily climbed to the top of the standings.

Both lineups

Luxembourg (4-4-2)

Goalkeeper: 1-Morris

Defenders: 18-Jens, 2-Siano, 7-Gersson, 17-Pinto (22-Malvin Martins)

Midfielder: 8-Martins, 11-Vincent Thiel (57′ 14-Deville), 16-Barreiro, 10-Rodriguez

Forwards: 15-Oliver Thiel (57’21-Sebastian Thiel), 9-Senani

Portugal (4-2-3-1)

Goalkeeper: 1-Lopez

Defenders: 5-Mendez, 4-Ruben Dias, 6-Wundt, 20-Cancelo

Midfielder: 10-B seat (67′ 11-Palinha), 16-Sanchez, 18-Ruben Neves (89’14-Olivera), 23-Felix (40 ’19-Pedro Neto), 17-Jota (67’15-Rafa-Silva)

Forward: 7-C Ronaldo

By Ethan